How to manage password in Google Chrome?

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Google Chrome is one of the most favourite browsers of almost all the users, as it provides the best browsing interface. It gives the users many ease of features, but then there are certain things that could be little risky, at times.

One of such risky things could be the password manager of Google Chrome, where many of you might save the password for an easy login later. This gives a huge chance to the hackers to attack your online account.
If you do not want to continue having the password saved and automatic login, then you need to follow the below mentioned process.

  • On the top right corner of the window, you can see a wrench icon that you need to click. This will open a drop down menu.

  • In the drop down menu, you can see ‘Settings’ option that you need to choose from.

  • Scroll down the same window and choose ‘Show advanced settings’ link.

  • Again scroll down to the ‘Passwords and Forms’ section and choose ‘Manage saved passwords’ option.

  • You can see the password in the box and you need to click on the (x) button to delete the password.

So, this is how you can delete the password. After this, every time you need to type your username and password to login a particular account.

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Use Windows Photo Gallery to the fullest!

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Windows Photo Gallery is the program that was included in Windows Vista. This program enables the users to organize, edit and view the pictures with ease. It just provides a fabulous interface, but unfortunate is the fact that many users do not have the complete knowledge of using this program. So, let us walk you through the way you can use your Windows Photo Gallery.

Launch Windows Photo Gallery:

    • This program can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Start’ button and from there, choose the ‘All Programs’ folder.

    • Launch the Windows Photo Gallery from the ‘All Programs’ folder.

Organize pictures:

You can organize the photos by applying a tag. Tag can be applied to a single photo or multiple pictures. To apply a tag, you need to select the image and choose the ‘Add Tags’ in the pane. Give a name to the tag followed by hitting ‘Enter’.

Edit pictures:

To edit an image, you need to click on the ‘Fix’ option on the toolbar. You will have option to crop, fix red eye flaws and many other adjustments can be done in this editing mode.

Share your image:

It’s just a click away to share your image. In the toolbar, you will see a ‘Share’ option that you need to click to share your image with a friend, provided you have an internet connection.

Print the image:

Similarly, click on the ‘Print’ option on the toolbar and have your photo printed.

We hope, you’re good to go with Windows Photo Gallery now. All the best!

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Do you want Windows Vista look in your Windows 7 computer?

Windows Vista look in your Windows 7

Have you switched from Windows Vista to Windows 7? Of course, the productivity will increase with this switch, but I have seen users who are not satisfied with the interface of Windows 7 and they want an interface like Windows Vista. If you are one of such users, then here you go with the method of having the look of Windows 7.

Wallpaper:

  • To have the wallpaper like that in Windows Vista, you can go to Google Images and search for “Windows Vista Wallpaper”.

  • Go for the first result and download it.

  • Locate the folder where the downloaded image is saved and open that particular folder.

  • Right click on the thumbnail of the image and choose the option of ‘set as desktop background’.

Windows Vista wallpaper is ready for you.

Taskbar & Windows color:

  • Right click on any empty area of the desktop and choose the option of ‘Personalize’ from the context menu.

  • Scroll down the window and choose the option of ‘window color’.

  • Now, you need to click on ‘Show color mixer’ and drag the slider of ‘color intensity’ slightly towards right. ‘Brightness’ slider should move towards extreme left. Do not touch the ‘hue’ and ‘saturation’ slider.

That’s all you need to do to have the taskbar and Windows color like Windows Vista.

Taskbar functions:

  • Shut down all the programs in your computer except the browser. It is not compulsory to have the browser open, but it is recommended not to close it down.

  • Right click on any of the icons on the taskbar and choose the ‘Unpin this program from taskbar’ option. Repeat the same with all the icons on the taskbar.

  • Then, right click on the taskbar and choose the ‘Properties’ option.

  • Under the ‘Taskbar’ tab, check the ‘Use small icons’ box.

  • For the ‘Taskbar buttons’ option, you need to choose the option of ‘Never combine’.

  • Click the ‘Ok’ button.

  • Next is to right click on the ‘Taskbar’ and choose the ‘Toolbars’ option followed by ‘New Toolbar’ option.

  • Navigate to ‘%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer’.

  • Choose the ‘Quick Launch’ button and then, ‘Select Folder’ button.

  • Right click on ‘Quick Launch’ and choose ‘Show Text.

  • Again, right click on ‘Quick Launch’ and choose ‘Show title’ option.

  • Now, right click on the taskbar and choose the option of ‘Lock Taskbar’.

  • Click on the ‘Quick Launch’ option and drag it to the left most position on the taskbar.

  • Right click on the ‘Taskbar’ and select the ‘Lock taskbar’ option.

Here you go with Windows Vista like Taskbar!

So, these are the few tweaks you need to follow to have an interface like Windows Vista.

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Secure the content of flash drive by encrypting it

Secure the content of flash drive

Contents of the flash drive are not secure, as these are small devices that can be missed out. If there are important files and go to wrong hands, then it might wreak havoc on you. This reason should be a strong one to stop you from using the flash drives, but you can stop others from accessing those files except you.

Unauthorized access can be prevented by encrypting the flash drive. Here is how you can do it, by making use of this method.

FreeOTFE:

    • Launch the application once it is installed. Now, you need to create a virtual encryption disk, which is why you need to click on the ‘New’ icon on the top corner of the window.

    • Next, you need to follow the instructions in the wizard.

    • Now, you need to mount the disk by clicking on the ‘Mount’ icon on the next window. You need to enter the details like filename and password.

    • The disk that you just created in the previous step.

    • Once everything is done, you need to dismount the drive by clicking on the ‘dismount’ option on the toolbar. This option will make the disk disappear, which means that your files are secured.

    • Now, you can move the file image to a new location, such as a CD, DVD or an external device.

    • To access the content, all you need to do is to choose the ‘mount’ button and enter the filename of the image on your flash drive.

Now, you do not have to worry about the content of your flash drive.

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Enable Remote Desktop Connection In Windows XP Computers!

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Remote desktop is a feature that comes with almost all operating systems. This is a useful utility, as you can access your system from anywhere in the world. This becomes even more useful, when you have to hand over your system to a technician for troubleshooting. Here are the steps to enable remote desktop on your computer.

Before getting started, let us tell you that we are going to see the method in Windows XP computer.

Windows XP:

  • Click on the ‘Start’ button➞select ‘Control Panel’ from the menu➞choose ‘Performance and Maintenance’. You must see an icon labeled ‘System’, which you need to click on.

  • Under the ‘Remote Settings’ tab, you need to choose “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer” followed by clicking the ‘Ok’ button.

  • Again, navigate to the Control panel and choose ‘Security Center’. From there, you can select ‘Windows Firewall’.

  • Uncheck ‘Don’t allow exceptions’ box.

  • In the ‘System Properties’ dialog box, you need to switch to ‘Exceptions’ tab. Check the ‘Remote desktop’ box followed by hitting the ‘Ok’ button.

Now, your Windows XP computer is ready to connect remotely. All you need to do is connect it to the internet.

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Mouselock: Protect Your Computer from Snoopy Hands!

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Security of your computer files is important and having this in mind, developers have been developing programs to protect your computer from unallowed access. In Windows 8 computers, you can make use of Lockscreen Pro to capture the snaps of the snoopy hands.

However, if you’re looking for a simpler and more efficient program, then we would suggest you to go for Mouselock. To make use of this program, you have criteria to fulfill and that is you need to have a Gmail address. Do you have one? Then, you’re good to go.

If you do not have a Gmail address, then create one. It is very simple to create a Gmail account. Once done, you can get started with Mouselock.

Mouselock:

It is an online app, so you do not have to bundle the computer with another app.

  • Upon opening Mouselock, you need to choose a figure from the listed ones. This point or figure will act as your secret pin.

  • After the figure is selected, you need to confirm it. After the confirmation, you need to move the mouse pointer to a gray area. Then, this app will ask the permission to have an access of your webcam. If you have one, then it will be helpful to take the snap of the person who moves the mouse without unlocking the system.

  • Once all these are done, you can peacefully leave your computer one. If a user moves the mouse pointer from that gray area, he/she has only 5 seconds to choose the pin that you have chosen. If not chosen any pin or the user happens to choose a wrong pin, a picture of the particular user will be taken and sent across to your Gmail account.

Now, you need not worry, if you’re away from your computer for long.

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Is your webcam displaying blank screen upon launching? Fix it now!

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Are you encountering a blank screen every time you try to launch the webcam from ‘My Computer’? If this is the scenario, then we have a fix that you can make use of and tweak your system. Let us get started with the tweaking, without any further ado.

  • Remove all the USB devices connected to your system.

  • Click on the ‘Start’ menu and type ‘Run’ in the search box. This will open up a ‘Run’ box for the user to use.

  • Type ‘msconfig’ in the box and press ‘Enter’ key.

  • In the ‘System Configuration’ window, you need to switch to the ‘Boot’ tab.

  • Under ‘Boot’ section, you need to check ‘/SAFEBOOT’ box and click on the ‘Ok’ button.

  • Now, choose the ‘restart’ button.

  • Once the computer starts rebooting, you need to choose the Safe mode to work on.

  • Now, select the Control Panel through ‘Start’ menu.

  • Next is to click on ‘System’.

  • In the ‘System’ window, you need to choose ‘Device Manager’.

  • While going through the list, you will come across ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers’ that you need to expand.

  • Right click on the first USB Root hub and choose ‘Uninstall’ from the context menu. Do the same with all the USB Root hubs.

  • Go to the Start menu and choose ‘run’ from the menu or type ‘run’ in the search box.

  • Once ‘run’ box opens up, you need to type ‘msconfig’ and choose ‘ok’.

  • Move to ‘Boot’ tab and uncheck the ‘Safe boot’ box followed by choosing the ‘Ok’ button.

  • Restart your computer and this should fix the issue.

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Fix your USB flash drive, if there is a physical damage!

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Do you have a USB drive that doesn’t work anymore and thinking of disposing it? We would advise you to read this article before you reach to any conclusion. Will you believe if we say that your USB flash drive can be formatted and brought back to normal working condition?

Let’s not delay more and explore the methods, if there is a physical damage of your USB flash drive.

Physical damage:

Let us consider that there is a physical damage. In this case, you need to decide whether your files are too crucial to make a DIY attempt or it is better to go for an alternative option.

    • If your files are very important, then we would suggest you to go for a data recovery company. These companies have sophisticated tools to take care of the issue. Chances are there that your hardware issue will be fixed without losing any of your data. This process would be little pricey that might range from $20 to $850, but it is you who has to decide whether the content of the flash drive is worth it or not.

    • If you think that you can risk your files and make a DIY attempt, then get ready to learn something new that you might not have done before.

First of all, you need to have the tools handy:

Soldering iron with solder and flux

    1. USB cable
    2. Wire cutter
    3. Small screwdriver
    4. Magnifying glass

Before initiating the process, you should know that this process has to be followed, if there is a broken connector.

  • Use the screwdriver to remove the case of the USB drive.

  • Now, you can make use of the magnifying glass to analyse what is wrong with the circuit of the USB drive. If the PCB board or the solder pads is the reason, then you would need the help of a technician. However, if the connector is broken, but the solder pads and the PCB are working fine, then proceed to the next step.

  • Place the flash drive with connector facing you and the solder pads facing upwards.

  • Use wire cutter to cut one end off USB cable.

  • Use wire strippers to pull out 0.25 inch of all the four wires.

  • Every wire should be soldered to every solder pad.

  • Connect the USB drive to the computer and see what happens. If the system reads it, that would be great and you can save your files immediately. If not, then it is better to consult a technician.

Next time, if a USB drive is not working well, try fixing it instead of disposing it.

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Tweak Your System To Have It Perform Better!

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Wasn’t the first experience of your new computer amazing? Probably, it was very fast and efficient. Eventually, the speed might have reduced and now, you find it tiresome to work with your computer. It wouldn’t have been the case, if you would have regularly cleaned the hard drive.

Don’t worry, it’s never too late! You can start now to have a better performing computer than the current system. Before getting started, let me tell you that there are built-in Windows utilities to do instead of using any third party app.

To reach these utilities, you need to click on the ‘Start’ menu→choose ‘All programs’ folder→navigate to ‘Accessories’→select ‘System Tools’.

Disk cleanup:

Once this utility runs, it will take some time to complete the process. After the process is completed, it will display certain items to the users, which are safe to be removed. You can select those items. If you aren’t sure of a particular file, you can choose the file and go through the detailed info and take your decision.

You will have a huge space at the end.

Disk Defragmenter:

Files are not stored in an organized manner in the hard disk, over time. Upon request of a file, the bits of the file should be collected by the hard disk and then, the file will be retrieved by the user. More unorganized files results in more delay. So, disk defragmenter utility has to be run to keep your files organized in your hard disk, so that the retrieval doesn’t take much time and there is less wear and tear of the hard disk.

Once you locate the disk defragmenter utility in System Tools, you can click on the ‘analyze’ button, so that you know whether defragmenting a particular disk is a good idea or not. Once it is done, you can go ahead with the disk defragmentation.

Now, your hard disk will perform better than before.

Clutter free desktop:

Often it has been noticed that computers boot up a little late, if the desktop has too many icons. A cluttered desktop also contributes towards a slower computer. This is the reason that you should move your files to locations other than the desktop.

If that is not fine with you, then make sure that you put the files in folders instead of leaving the files scattered on the desktop. Clutter free desktop results in better boot up.

These are few simple things that can boost the performance of your computer, without any hassle. Next time, if you find your system performing slower than before, try to troubleshoot the issue instead of contacting a technician and spend a fortune.

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Rip files from DVD by making use of VLC

DVD Rip Files

Do you want to upload any video of yours to YouTube, but the video is in a DVD and you do not know the method of converting it from a DVD to some compatible format? Relax! It is not a big issue to deal with. You can make use of VLC media player to have it converted to mpeg or any other format.

Without any delay, here are the steps to do so.

Using older versions of VLC:

  • Insert the DVD in the drive and launch the VLC. Go to ‘File’ tab and choose ‘Open Disc…’

  • Switch to ‘Disc’ tab. Under field of ‘Disc Type’, you need to choose ‘DVD’.

  • In the device name box, you need to type the letter of your DVD drive. The figure chosen in the title box must be ‘0’ and click ‘Ok’.

  • Now, choose the ‘Open disc..’ from the ‘File’ menu.

  • This will open up an ‘Open Media’ dialog box and at the bottom of the window, you will see ‘Advanced Options’, which you need to click on and select the ‘Stream’ option from there.

  • Beside ‘Stream’ button, you will have a ‘Settings’ button that you need to click on.

  • Make sure that the ‘Play Locally’ button is unchecked.

  • Check the ‘File’ box.

  • Click the ‘Browse’ button and choose the location, where you want to save the extracted file.

  • While naming the file, you need to add the “extension .m4v”.

  • In the ‘Encapsulation’ field, choose ‘MP4’.

  • In ‘Transcoding Options’ field, choose the option of ‘MP4’.

  • Click ‘Ok’ in the current window and the next window.

This will start ripping the file to the particular location of the hard disk that has been chosen by you.

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